Despite the potential change in focus of SEC resources to protecting retail investors, there remains a need of independent sponsors to continue to ensure compliance with broker-dealer regulations. This article discusses and analyzes the much-publicized enforcement action against Blackstreet Capital Management, digging deeper into Management Fees, Carried Interest and Closing Fees with respect to broker-dealer registration.

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